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Client: Mojo Hotel

Category: Hospitality; Retail

Scope: From Concept to Completion – 80 rooms

It took two years to totally transform a concrete shell into a funky, welcoming yotel (youth hotel) that has enlivened the streets of Sea Point. The challenge was to create inviting, functional en-suite rooms out of the smallest or tallest of spaces with exposed concrete ceilings and odd beams in the way, on a very tight budget. It had to appeal to hardy group travellers, families, students & those going solo.

It’s a hybrid of affordable crash pads, studios and self-catering apartments.

The client wanted all furniture to be modular and moveable so rooms could be flipped into apartments, or dorm rooms at a later stage. The vibe is Afro-chic meets Miami mix-up – urban, fresh & funky. We got clever dreaming up unique storage ideas & furniture that could take a beating; look stylish; and made from economical materials.

Jade & Ginja collaborated with Indigo Fusion on the design of the reception area.

Photos by Jan Ras, Visi Magazine and photographer Andries Joubert